Saturday, 11 August 2018

Saturday post

Morning readers, 

This weekend sees a local balloon fiesta and I'm HOPING that the wind might bring all or some in our direction ... in which case, there are some pix below, sadly, they were some way to the west of us!

A little light crafting to share this morning .. been reading about smooshing as a technique and, since it's been a while, I thought I would revisit the technique ....

My Artist Trading Coin
Materials used:
  • Snippets of card in white and black
  • Distress Ink picked raspberry added to an acrylic block and sprayed with a small amount of water before smooshing on to my white card snippet
  • Craft Emotions foliage from 130501 "herbs" stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Plain and "faux stitched" circle dies
  • Precious Remembrance Shop sentiment from "Positive Thoughts" stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Sakura white gelly roll gel pen used to doodle the dotty border
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Dragonfly Journeys - challenge No. 124 - FLOWER POWER
  2. Fashionable Stamping - challenge No. 137 - USE THOSE INKS ANY WAY YOU WANT (Smooshing)
  3. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 308 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. CardzTV - challenge No. 60 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Crafting With An Attitude - challenge No. 42 - ANYTHING GOES

And, since I have Derwent Inktense blocks but don't use them anywhere near as often as I should, I found this video that I should like to share with you - it's by Kim Dellow - ENJOY


Great vapour trails from planes too!
Snow business? REALLY!!!


Sarn said...

Another fabulous looking AT coin using a great technique. Top marks!

Shame the balloons weren't closer, but u got some good pics. Xxx

Pat said...

I love your pink smooshed background on the ATCoin Kathy and the white gel pen doodling looks great. I hope the weather is set fair for lots of ballooning this weekend as the couple of times we were going to the event no balloons were able to go up due to too strong a wind or heavy cloud, looks as if it was perfect though. x

Sherri said...

Fabulous card! Love that beautiful background and the sentiment is lovely! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Mrs.B said...

Love the inky background with the black silhouette stamping. A great ATC coin design.
Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping.
Avril x

Monica C. said...

Kathy, that coin is beautiful! I love the color and the black silhouette. Hello from a fellow Floridian :-)
Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
Monica C. DT CWAA

Jeannie said...

Hi Kathy! Beautiful, simple yet stunning, and creative card. Thanks for sharing the hot air balloon pics, and the snow one is so unique :) From one purple lover to another, thanks so much for joining my Flower Power blog challenge and good luck :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

crafty said...

A lovely sentiment to match a lovely background. Thank you for joining us at QKR Stampede this week.